Questions tagged [geolocation]

Finding the geographic location of a user

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How can I link to a Google Map that shows directions from “My Location” to a Place ID? [closed]

This URL takes me to a place ID: https://www.google.com/maps/search/?api=1&query=Google&query_place_id=ChIJaXQRs6lZwokRY6EFpJnhNNE   This URL gives me directions from my current location to ...
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GDPR: Checking if user falls under GDPR terms

I am a bit confused about what is the proper way to detect whether a user falls under GDPR laws. Most websites use IP geolocation for this purpose, but what if the user is traveling while visiting the ...
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Does multiple domains with different content hurt SEO?

I have a website name abc.example, now redesigning it but keeping same domain name. For a content infringement problem, I want to redirect abc.example for one particular region to a different domain, ...
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How to Get Cities Data instead of Countries in Google Webmaster tools Query Search

Under the performance review, google webmaster tool is showing the countries. Is there any way we can check the impression/ clicks breakup based on cities instead of countries.
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Wrong prices shown in Google snippet due to website geolocation feature

I run a webshop based in EU, Website is translated in 5 languages, each language have its own virtual URI (/en /it /fr etc.) and proper hreflang had been set. I use geolocation based IP recognition ...
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How use html geo meta tags on travel agency web-site?

Our travel agency is in Moscow, and sells tours in other regions. We use geo meta tags in our site because they are used by Bing. According to the IETF geo tagging draft specification, hotel pages ...
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How will geo-ip redirects affect which geo-targeted pages Google indexes?

We are an Indian company and have an online store. We sell in India as well as abroad. The products are sold at different prices in India and abroad and there are two site versions for Indian prices ...
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How does geo targeting affect SEO if I set it or leave it unchecked in Google Search Console?

I have a tech blog which is aiming to get a global audience just like the gsmarena (popular tech blog) does. Do I need to set any specific geolocation or leave it unchecked? I don't want to rank ...
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Why are users from “rest of world” countries landing to our UK site and not our defined ROW site?

I have my site set up so that users from uk will land on /uk and then everyone else lands to /rw (rest of world) however I am seeing a large portion of traffic from ROW countries landing on the UK ...
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Does having the name of a country in the site HTML <title> based on geolocation hurt SEO?

My website detects where the visitor is coming from. If the visit is from Guatemala, the title is: <title>[Company name] | Discounts in Guatemala</title> If the visit is from El Salvador,...
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Geolocation and SEO - Store/State based websites

We are a Grocery co-operative retailer and have a chain of stores owned by different people. We are building a new website, where we would geo-locate the closest store to the customer and direct them ...
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How to run a code from a particular country [closed]

I am trying to access data of an e-commerce website of another country. The problem is that different data is displayed in different countries. I want to access the data from the UAE. My server is in ...
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How do web servers identify the client's location

Many websites directs the user to specific subdomains or domains based on their location. For example, if a user based in the UK types yahoo.com, the user somehow redirected to uk.yahoo.com. If the ...
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How can I have one “master” domain redirect to other domains based on the visitors country?

I am trying to figure out if it is possible to purchase one "master" domain but make its sole purpose to redirect and fork visitors to country specific external domains. Sounds confusing, but here is ...
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Should the 'Unlisted' International Targeting option, be used in the Google Webmasters Tools/Search Console, when looking to target Europe as a whole?

I have an eCommerce website, which wants to target the USA, UK and Europe. The targeting will be done through Subdomains as follows: www.example.com (USA with Dollars and American English) en-eb....
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GEO Meta Tags: When should I use them and when should I not use them? May it be even harmful?

According to various sources GEO Meta Tags are ignored by the standard Google search. Example for GEO Meta Tags: <meta name=”geo.region” content=”DE-BY” /> <meta name=”geo.placename” content=...
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International SEO for Same URL

I am having multiple variants of my website for different countries. According to the country(detected from IP address of the user), we were displaying the different content to the users. The same ...
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How to make Google display only Country-specific search results based on user's location

My question goes like this: I own a multinational company with the following websites www.abc.com/us/ www.abc.com/uk/ www.abc.com/apac/ I advertise my product (let's name it "device") on each of my ...
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Can JavaScript be used to obtain real-time GPS location data?

Is it possible to access GPS data (Country name, City name, Street name and house number) in real time on a smart phone with JavaScript?
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.co.uk site showing up for brand name searches from the US even when targeted .com site is available

We have a .co.uk and .com domains for our company. They are effectively the same site with the .co.uk being localised for the UK and .com being localised for the USA. There are some other differences ...
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How can we get city data for search queries from Google Search Console?

Is there any way to get data about the cites in which the search queries were performed from Google Search Console? The search analytics report shows a list of queries, but I can't figure out which ...
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How can I provide Google with better geolocation information for a local music site?

My site serves local music schedules based upon geolocation. The issue I'm running into is that when Google crawls the site, it usually does so from a limited number of IPs which when they trigger our ...
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Is it possible to rank on a keyword, even if Google treats the keyword like a location search?

Is it possible to rank on Google with keywords that will only locally appear in the search results? Like if I want to make a site about gyms. If someone searches for this keyword he will only find ...
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Geo-target a website to rank in both the USA and UK

Can anyone tell me if it is possible for Google to index a webpage for search results in the USA and UK. The geo targeting is currently set to the USA. I have read the following Google guide https://...
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Does Adwords use Geolocation in AdRank?

I'm running a national campaign for an online retailer. They are focusing on improving sales in Michigan. Their national ads are currently showing in Michigan. Do I get any value from adding ...
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Restrict product variation to certain countries using Woocommerce

I have products with 3,6,12,18 months product price variations. I'd like to restrict the 3,6 month option only to specific countries. Ideally this would happen by automatically geolocating the user. ...
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Getting IP address and location of my own server instead of visiting user's

I have a MEAN Stack application deployed on a server and am using Nginx as proxy server to handle the request and redirect to application's particular port. For example: User accesses the URL http://...
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Avoid “Cloaking” with GeoIP Redirects

I'm currently working on a US-based site that consists of the following: National Landing Site (call this WWW, i.e. www.site.com) 50 regional subdomains, one for each state (i.e. nevada.site.com, ...
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International software sold seperatly for each country: ccTLD and gTLD setup

Imagine a company selling software internationally. The software is the same, but it's mainly for people living in a few different countries and the features are different for each country. There will ...
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Does the WooCommerce function “Geolocate (with page caching support)” affect the Google ranking?

We're using the WooCommerce feature "Geolocate (with page caching support)" to display the correct currencies and taxes for each user based on his country while we're using a page cache plugin at the ...
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Best practices to restrict website to geo location

What are best practices to restrict a website, which is also used as a frontend for a container-App for smartphones, to a specific geo location? There are obvious methods like: Check IP from visitor ...
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Does server location and geo location based on IP impact SEO?

I was browsing through a VPS provider and came across this information for additional IPs. Is this true? One of the main criteria Google takes into account when ranking every website is loading ...
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Is it dangerous to change the default language page to be the x-default page?

I haven't specify the x-default page yet. Instead of that the the baseurl of the website specified with <link rel=alternative> as the default language "Arabic". Is it dangerous (I may lose ...
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Using cookies on a site to redirect based on location - Googlebot crawling

I've recently began working on a Wordpress site that uses cookies to redirect a user to the appropriate regional page based on their location with geolocation. One thing I've noticed is that this ...
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Do Google results differ between states? Sales are not coming from expected regions despite appearing to rank

I manage a website that sells snow-related products. It ranks pretty well in Google. Oddly though, of the states that typically receive snow in the US, in 2015, only people from 2 states have ...
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Multi country redirect working with google

I have company.com, us.company.com and ca.company.com, all using the same language, however, displaying different content e.g. pricing, imagery and text I want the site to be displayed in Google as ...
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IP Geolocation and Googlebot

For a site that displays events near a city based on the user's IP address, how should Googlebot (or other crawlers) be handled? The site has many different pages and most of them use location-based ...
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Redirecting my main index page - is this bad?

I have a website which has separate front pages for some countries. If you visit www.example.com it will redirect you to either www.example.com/uk or www.example.com/ie or www.example.com/global. ...
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What's the SEO impact of using a shared CDN URL

Say I have a Magento webshop with 4 different store-fronts and a European CDN which has a customized DNS lookup handler which localizes your CDN DNS lookups (so looking up cdn.myshop.co.uk from France ...
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What kind of SSL cert do I need here

I am in the process of setting up a distributed server setup with each server claiming to use the same domain name. I will be using a geolocation DNS service (there are now several cheap providers ...
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How do websites such as Groupon or Zillow detect user location? [closed]

I have noticed that Groupon.com or Zillow.com knows what city I am located in quite reliably and without asking permission. Does anyone know what they or similar big players do to get your location? ...
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Get geolocation and city name via Google Analytics API

I'd like to extract a the name of the city of a visitor and preferably also the geolocation (latitude + longitude) of those visitors. Is this possible via the Google Analytics API and if so, how?
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How to exclude traffic based on geographical location in Google Analytics

I see a lot of traffic coming from 1 city in a country on which my site is not even focused. I also know it's not a real user, so I want to exclude all traffic coming from that city in my reports, ...
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Google for business - multiple locations with same phone number

I am trying to add more than 10 locations for my business inside Google for business service. I have read that it's good to have different phone numbers for each location, otherwise Google will be ...
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Redirect my site according to Country [closed]

I want to redirect my website according to location so as to display pages and price plans according to place like for Indian users price should be in INR and for US. What is the best way or script ...
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How do I find out where my server is?

I have this image hosted through Dropbox and it loads slowly. I need to determine if the location of the server is too far away from my main audience so I can determine if that is the cause of the ...
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Which Cloud Region Should I select for my blog site? [duplicate]

I currently have my blog set up with shared hosting(godaddy). After recent growth on traffic, I feel like, its time to get serious by hosting it to a better place, I am thinking about cloud obviously. ...
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Can Google Analytics label countries without data on the map?

Looking at audience-geo-location I can view a map of the world by nation. I can mouse over the shaded nations from which 'sessions' arose to obtain a count and the name of the nation. However, for the ...
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Does Googlebot share geo-location information to better crawl geo-aware websites?

I'm developing a website that allows users to share their location via JavaScript. Based on that location, either the content of the current page will change, or it will redirect a user to a page with ...
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Can I detect the IP address and location of visitors to my web application who are behind a proxy?

I'm writing a web application and I need to make sure that I have the actual IP address and location of my visitors, since there are many users in Middle East and China using proxy services to bypass ...